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How do you go from good to great in a non-permissive environment when your budget has been zeroed and staff morale has tanked? In the case of USAID/Azerbaijan, the key was energizing Mission staff with a Collaborative Learning approach.
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The USAID/Philippines Health Project (2017–2022) is a portfolio of 11 activities to improve the health of under-served Filipinos. Based on evidence from its 2016 Health Portfolio Evaluation and Project Appraisal Document, USAID/Philippines determined that it is uniquely positioned to strengthen its impact in critical health areas – such as family planning and tuberculosis – by leveraging USAID’s Evaluation Policy and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) principles.
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Honduras is rated as the 6th most unequal country in the world and continues to have one of the highest rates of homicides of women in Latin America. Despite the incredible development challenges faced by women, LGBTI individuals, and other vulnerable populations in Honduras, The Honduras Mission had limited internal...
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USAID/Ghana's Health Team is approaching a pivotal time in its planning process, with most of our bilateral health activities ending in 2019.  We decided to leverage the momentum generated by this significant portfolio turnover to review the current status of our key health indicators and progress made against...
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In 2013, the USAID Kenya and East Africa mission formed the Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth in Kenya (PREG), a collaboration and coordination platform, that brings together humanitarian and development partners to build the resilience of vulnerable pastoralist communities in northern Kenya. The...
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Before USAID Serbia’s Business Enabling Project (BEP) started in 2011, it was much harder to run a business in Serbia.  In 2015, the World Bank ranked Serbia among the worst five countries in the world in the Getting Construction Permits category of its annual Doing Business Report. The reform of the construction...
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USAID/Guatemala's Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) on Identifying Opportunities for Youth exemplifies many key aspects of collaborating, learning and adapting in practice. It also generated valuable lessons on cultivating trusted relationships between and among USAID and its implementing partners. In choosing co-...
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This document, an ADS 201 Additional Help resource, provides direction on how to develop a Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) plan for a Mission's Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP).It outlines the information to include in a CLA plan, describes the processes Missions can use to understand their current CLA...
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Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Framework and Maturity Tool documents
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This case study examines the process by which USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), together with USAID/Somalia, recognized the need for coordinated efforts around common challenges and the potential benefits of greater collaboration in Somalia. The three...
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